English as a Second Language/Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada

ANNOUNCEMENT: While all OCDSB schools are closed until the end of the school yearContinuing Education continues to support students virtually in all programs. Together with our education and community partners, we are working out the details and next steps needed to support the needs of our learners from home. We will update this page and as details are finalized and will also send out updates via email.

For more information you can email us at or leave a message at 613-239-2737 and your call will be returned as soon as possible. 

ESL & LINC COVID-19 Information for Current Students:

Day School final evening: June 12, 2020
Night School final evening: June 10, 2020
Saturday Classes final evening: June 6, 2020
ESL and LINC classes are now online for current students. If you are an adult student in our program and would like to continue to improve your English, send an email to with the following information:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your email address
  • Your phone number   
  • The name of your teacher 

Or you can call 613-239-2737 and leave a message. Someone will call you.

About ESL and LINC

The OCDSB has provided English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes for adults for over 30 years. Highly trained and experienced teachers can help you develop your English listening, speaking, reading and writing. 

Classes are offered from pre-literacy to advanced levels, including Advanced Communication, Reading and Writing, Listening and Speaking, Workplace English, Academic Test Preparation, Preparation for Citizenship and more.

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